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The Faculty of Technology offers study opportunities both for degree students and exchange students.

Exchange Students

Every year hundreds of foreign exchange students come to Oulu – if you want to be one of them, visit the pages of International Centre of the University of Oulu.

Degree Applicants

The Faculty  confers a lower university degree – Bachelor of Science (Technology), higher university degrees – Master of Science (Technology or Architecture) and postgradual degrees – Licentiate of Science (Technology), Doctor of Science (Technology) and Doctor of Philosophy.

Please note that Bachelorīs degree is only available in Finnish.

The Faculty offers Masterīs programmes in English in Barents Environmental Engineering, in Wireless Communication Engineering and in Architectural Design.

Masterīs degree programme consists of a total of 120 ECTS credits and it takes two years of full time study.

Please note, that in general (with certain exceptions) international masterīs programme  students who are not citizens of EU/EEA member states are liable to pay tuition fee: Tuition Fees at the University of Oulu 2012-2013

University of Oulu International Masterīs Scholarship Programme 2012-2013



General information about the admission requirements (f.eg. the language requirements) for masterīs degree applicants is available here.

In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants for the Faculty of Technology have to meet the following admission requirements:

Masterīs programmes in the field of Engineering

  • “very good” or “excellent” grades in Basic studies in Mathematical Sciences (e.g. mathematics, physics/chemistry) and
  • the applicant should have an university level Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or equivalent university level degree, suitable for engineering studies, with "very good" or "excellent" grades.

Masterīs programme in Architectural Design

  • the applicant should have an university level Bachelor's degree equivalent to 180 ECTS or at least three years of full time studies in architecture with "very good" or "excellent" grades.
  • “very good” or “excellent” design skills presented in a portfolio

Students who are on their last term/semester of Bachelorīs studies can apply to study for a Masterīs degree. Those who wish to apply during their last semester have to submit their institutionīs statement concerning studentīs expected date of graduation. Applicants with excellent academic records can be offered a conditional study placement. The conditionally accepted applicant has to submit his/her Bachelorīs degree documentation before receiving the final study placement offer. 

How to apply?

Application period in all masterīs programmes of the Faculty of Technology for the academic year 2012-2013 starts on November 21st, 2011 and ends on January 31st, 2012 at 16.15 (GMT +2). Both online applications and printed applications with all application documents have to reach University Admissions Finland by the deadline. More information about the application process

If you have general questions on the application process, please contact: admissions.officeroulu.fi

Applicant can apply to up to three (3) Masterīs programmes in the University of Oulu.

Postgraduate applicants

Postgraduate applicants holding a Master’s Degree, or equivalent, may apply for postgraduate (PhD) studies.

University of Oulu Graduate School, UniOGS, provides the framework for doctoral education for all students of the University of Oulu. New doctoral students apply to University of Oulu Graduate School from 1.8.2011.